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A close up of the model

This is a close-up of the model, which interprets Mace’s words.  The Room was never built, but his idea of placing the musicians at the centre, and the audience all around in galleries, was revolutionary in its day.  His chief concern was to preserve an environment in which the players could concentrate on their playing, and the members of the audience on the music, as much by sound as by sight, with the sound dispersed evenly to all parts of the building.